Kingman Park: DC Street Car Traffic/Parking Restrictions Take Effect April 1-19, 2013

DC Street Car Construction Team Ready To Install OCS Foundations

Traffic/Parking Restrictions Take Effect April 1

On Benning Road From 21st Street To 24th Street The DC Streetcar construction team will start work April 1 on the installation of OCS (Overhead Cantenary System) foundations at the streetcar route’s Eastern Turnaround on Benning Road. The OCS foundations are installed underground at designated points and provide the base for mounting the poles and wiring that deliver power to run the streetcars.To accommodate the construction activity, the following traffic and parking restrictions are necessary:

April 1 through April 19Eastbound Benning Road (south side), 21st Street to 24th Street

Ø  At 21st, eastbound Benning Road traffic will be channeled into a single lane to 24th.

Ø  The sidewalk on the south side of Benning from 21st to 24th will be closed. Signs will direct pedestrians to cross to sidewalks on the north side of Benning.

Ø  Motorists will have no access to 23rd Place from Benning Road. To reach 23rd Place, local traffic (residents and visitors) will be directed to use the alleyway that runs between 21st and 24th Streets.

Ø  Left turns and U-turns from Benning onto 21st, 23rd, and 24th will be prohibited.

Ø  Vehicular and pedestrian access to establishments with parking lots in this area – T-Nails, 2305 Benning; MillionMan Tires, 2101 Benning; and the Crown gas station, Benning at 21st – will be maintained through side streets and gaps between the traffic-control devices.Advance warning signs will be posted. The schedule is subject to change due to weather, material and equipment availability and other unforeseen conditions.

Please feel free to contact:  Margaret GentryCommunity Relations SpecialistDC Streetcar ProjectAMEC Environment & Infrastructure1005 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
Mobile 202.320.8534


Lisa White, ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 Kingman Park

Streetcar Construction in Kingman Park Starting Mon. Feb. 25-March 1, 2013

Streetcar Construction

Test Pit Excavation

On Monday, February 25 through Friday March 1, work crews will dig five small test pits within a one-block location of Benning Road NE in order to coordinate proposed utility placement. The impacts will include:

Eastbound Benning Road between 24th and 25th Streets:

Left lane closure, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

Pedestrian crosswalk at eastbound Benning and 24th Street:

Sidewalk closure, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

Parking on eastbound Benning Road between 21st and 26th Streets: Parking closure. In order to keep two lanes of traffic flowing down eastbound Benning Road the curb lane between 21st and 26th streets will be closed for parking and it will become a travel lane.

Media Removal

On Monday, February 25 through Friday March 8, work crews will continue to remove portions of the median on the middle and eastern end of the Hopscotch Bridge in advance of future streetcar platform construction at the same locations. The impacts will include:

Hopscotch Bridge and 3rd Street Bridge approach on H Street, Eastbound:

Left lane closures, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

Hopscotch Bridge and 3rd Street Bridge approach on H Street, Westbound:

Left lane closures, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm